A European conger observed in the overtrawl structure at the Whirlwind location, West of Shetland. European Congers (Conger conger) are found on rocky and sandy bottoms, remaining in shallow water as a juvenile and moving to deeper water as adults. It is found in the Eastern Atlantic (Senegal to Norway) and in the Mediterranean and Black Sea. It is a nocturnal predator which appeared to be resting in shelter provided by the overtrawl structure during our daytime observations. Spawns once, in the summer off Portugal or in the Mediterranean. For more information see Fishbase: http://www.fishbase.org/summary/SpeciesSummary.php?genusname=Conger&speciesname=conger
|Date:||12 September 2011|
|Classification:||Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata (Chordates) > Class Actinopterygii (Ray finned Fish) > Order Anguilliformes (Eels) > Congridae|
|Behaviour:||Shelter in the overtrawl structure during the day. This is a nocturnal predator.|
|Site:||Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland > Whirlwind|
North Sea > West of Shetland > Whirlwind
|Latitude:||60 deg 17' 01" N|
|Longitude:||3 deg 50' 19" E|
|Countries:||UK > West of Shetland|
|Substratum:||Sand and gravel with some boulders|
|Project Partners:||Hurricane Exploration (HEX), Fugro|
|Keywords:||Conger West of Shetland Whirlwind|
|Deposited By:||Dr Andrew Gates|
|Deposited On:||21 February 2012|
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